Menachem Youlus, a Torah scribe who has been called the Indiana Jones of rabbis, has traveled to dangerous places all over the world in his mission to find, rescue, and recover sacred Torah scrolls.
Deep in the West African nation of Mali, where the savannah grasslands meet the Sahara, lies Timbuktu. It’s an impoverished town of about 30,000, most of them nomadic traders or subsistence farmers. But Timbuktu is rich in history — long ago, it was a place of high Islamic scholarship, and it still has a million manuscripts to prove it. More